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By Denise Holton,Elizabeth Hammett

it's inspiration that Barnstaple is the oldest borough in England, relationship again to the 900s. however it used to be the medieval interval that almost all outlined Barnstaple's heritage. Its position helped it to develop into a thriving buying and selling centre, a base for retailers doing company with Europe, eire and the hot global. The period of prosperity was once interrupted by way of the Civil conflict, within which Barnstaple replaced arms 4 instances. Bullet holes from the skirmishes can nonetheless be present in a few of Barnstaple's constructions. After the conflict, a interval of improvement contributed to its carrying on with prosperity, rather the development of the railway in 1854. Barnstaple's prestige later declined as a lot of the woollen moved to different elements of the rustic and different, better ports started to take the alternate. but the 20th century observed a resurgence of its fortunes, and as we circulate additional right into a new century, Barnstaple maintains to flourish because the leader city of North Devon.

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